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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHAPEL, A. JUDSON, Physician and Surgeon, 505 Hampshire street; was born in East Avon, New York, in 1836; moved to Newton, Jasper county, Iowa; went to Omaha in 1856, and thence to Denver, Col., in 1859; made three trips to the Rocky Mountains, and returned in 1861; located in Galesburg and studied in college; not having means to enable him to pursue his studies until he could graduate, he went as passenger conductor on the Wabash Railroad. In 1867 he commenced the practice of medicine in this city, having previously studied and practiced. He graduated in the spring of 1871, in Bellevue Hospital, Medical College, New York City. He married Mrs. Cornelia M. Chapel, widow of his brother, Dr. Chapel, late Medical Director of the 3d Army Corps of the United States Army. Mrs. Chapel has one child by her first husband, which is living with them.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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